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National Gallery of Canada

Address: 380 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N4 , Canada (Byward Market Area)
Phone Number: 613-990-1985
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Ranked #7 of 102 Attractions in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Dating back to 1880, this visual arts museum holds in trust a...
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Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Dating back to 1880, this visual arts museum holds in trust a collection of European and Canadian paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and photos.
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Ottawa, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

I love the National Art Gallery. It is in a fresh, modern building with a wide range of exhibits. The exhibits change frequently enough that there is always something new. It's a real treat when I find the time to go.

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Woodstock, Canada
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We only had 75 minutes but it was worth the hurry through. The architecture of the entrance hall up to the gallery is very grand - loved it! I especially like historical art and appreciated the Krieghoff and other paintings of Canadian history. I only wish there was a discounted price at the end of the day. Well worth the... More 

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L B, Social Media Officer at National Gallery of Canada, responded to this review

Hi DCanadian, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review of your (quick!) visit to the National Gallery of Canada. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the grandness of the architecture. It is really a spectacular space that makes the art that much more amazing! I hope you'll be able to come back and visit us... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

A National Gallery that looks like a provincial gallery. For a nation as wealthy as Canada they should be having exhibitions showcasing quality international artists, past and present. Collections from other national galleries. Perhaps if they stopped wasting on money on a hugely expensive bureaucracy, they could afford some interesting exhibitions. Surely this should be their goal and the point... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My wife and I visited the National Gallery, it was my first time here. There were a couple of wings closed, but it did not matter there was more than enough to see. We spent almost 3 hours walking and browsing. Obviously they would have a Group of Seven wing. But to me the standout, was a multimedia piece of... More 

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L B, Social Media Officer at National Gallery of Canada, responded to this review

Hi Jknights, Thank you so much for your review of the National Gallery of Canada. I'm so thrilled to hear that you had such a great visit with us in November. Seems that Kelly Richardson's work in the Canadian Biennial really struck a chord with you. There is something really incredible about catching a glimpse of Mars in the future,... More 

Gatineau
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I love going to this gallery: there's always something that attracts me, be it a special exhibition, the permanent collection of the Group of Seven or pop art or indigenous art, or just walking the large hall and peeking out to the awesome exterior view of the Parliament. If you need a moment of soothing calm, visit the reconstituted chapel... More 

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L B, Social Media Officer at National Gallery of Canada, responded to this review

Hi PB, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review of the National Gallery of Canada. It is true that we are very lucky to have such an incredible collection housed in such a stunning example of Moshe Safdie's architecture. The fact that you feel you feel like you've traveled somewhere new is definitely a testament to... More 

Oakville, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The gallery is massive and interesting with a treasure trove of impressive artwork. The old Masters, the Group of Seven are must-see exhibits.

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L B, Social Media Officer at National Gallery of Canada, responded to this review

Dear NM, Thank you so much for taking the time to review the National Gallery of Canada. I love that you described it as a treasure trove of artwork - it's so true! Thanks, Lexie More 

TORONTO
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Breath taking gallery in a building of spectacular architecture. Both permanent collection and visiting exhibits will thrill the audience.

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L B, Social Media Officer at National Gallery of Canada, responded to this review

Hi Milestone, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your visit to the National Gallery of Canada. I'm really happy to hear that you had a good visit and enjoyed the art and the architecture. Thanks again, Lexie More 

Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Very beautiful place, and very instructive. A building of a very unique architecture. And the views form the place are astonishing. Its 3D cinema is also something to experience with very good documentaries.

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L B, Social Media Officer at National Gallery of Canada, responded to this review

Hi Dlove001 I think you might be getting us mixed up with the Museum of History, just across the Alexandra Bridge, where the incredible Imax theatre is. Hopefully you'll come visit us too! Thanks, Lexie More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great collection and beautiful site. It was like we had the whole place to ourselves. This is a world class gallery that is very under appreciated!

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L B, Social Media Officer at National Gallery of Canada, responded to this review

Hello Franklin J, Thanks so much for taking the time to review the National Gallery of Canada. It's great to hear that you had a nice visit! I hope you'll come back again soon, Lexie More 

Great Exuma
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72 reviews 72 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I've been to the National Gallery of Canada a number of times in the past little while. Most recently, I went to visit the new Jack Bush Retrospective on now and the Shine a Light Biannual show. Both are excellent. The gallery staff and curators work hard to present important exhibitions - yes, you'd expect nothing less from a national... More 

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L B, Social Media Officer at National Gallery of Canada, responded to this review

Hi Handsapockets, Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your recent visit to the National Gallery of Canada. I'm really happy to hear that you enjoyed both the Jack Bush and Shine a Light exhibitions - both showing examples of spectacular Canadian art. Thanks again, Lexie More 

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